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NAME

        aegis delta name - assign a symbolic name to a project delta

SYNOPSIS

        aegis -DELta_NAme [ option...  ] name
        aegis -Help
        aegis -VERSion

DESCRIPTION

        The aegis -DELta_NAme command is used to add a symbolic name to a
        project delta.  This is so that this name may be used, rather than the
        number, when extracting previous versions of the file using the
        aecp(1) command.

        The -DELta number option on the command line specifies a delta number
        of the project.  That is, it is the delta number assigned to an
        integration.  Delta names may only be applied to project baselines.
        If no delta number is given on the command line, the current baseline
        is the default.

        A name must be given on the command line.  This is the name which will
        be assigned to the delta.  If the name has already been used, you will
        be given a fatal error message.  If you also specify the -OverWriting
        option the name will be removed from its previous delta and assigned
        to the requested delta.

OPTIONS

        The following options are understood:

        -Help
                This option may be used to obtain more information about how
                to use the aegis program.

        -DELta number
                This option may be used to specify a particular delta in the
                project's history to name.

        -DELta_DAte string
                This option may be used to specify a particular date and time
                in the project's history.

        -Delta_From_Change number
                This option may be used to specify a particular delta in the
                project's history, based on when the given change was
                successfully integrated.

        -List
                This option may be used to obtain a list of suitable subjects
                for this command.  The list may be more general than expected.

        -OverWriting
                This option may be used to force overwriting of files.  The
                default action is to give an error if an existing file would
                be overwritten.

        -Project name
                This option may be used to select the project of interest.
                When no -Project option is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT
                environment variable is consulted.  If that does not exist,
                the user's $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default
                project field (see aeuconf(5) for more information).  If that
                does not exist, when the user is only working on changes
                within a single project, the project name defaults to that
                project.  Otherwise, it is an error.

        -Wait   This option may be used to require Aegis commands to wait for
                access locks, if they cannot be obtained immediately.
                Defaults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
                see aeuconf(5) for more information.

        -No_Wait
                This option may be used to require Aegis commands to emit a
                fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately.
                Defaults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
                see aeuconf(5) for more information.

        See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.

        All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the
        upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are
        optional.  You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.

        All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
        lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.

        For example: the arguments "-project, "-PROJ" and "-p" are all
        interpreted to mean the -Project option.  The argument "-prj" will not
        be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not
        supplied.

        Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on
        the command line, after the function selectors.

        The GNU long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
        aegis are long, this means ignoring the extra leading '-'.  The
        "--option=value" convention is also understood.

EXIT STATUS

        The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
        aegis command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no
        errors.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

        See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this
        command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
        project_specific field for how to set environment variables for all
        commands executed by Aegis.

SEE ALSO

        aecp(1) copy a file into a change, particularly the -DELta option

        aeib(1) start the integration of a change

        ael(1)  list interesting this, particularly the project_history
                listing

COPYRIGHT

        aegis version 4.24.3.D001
        Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
        2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Peter
        Miller

        The aegis program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
        the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.  This is free software and you
        are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
        use the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.

AUTHOR

        Peter Miller   E-Mail:   millerp@canb.auug.org.au
        /\/\*             WWW:   http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~millerp/